Discussion in 'Android Help' started by dontpanicbobby, Aug 24, 2016.
I keep running across it in various forums but I have no idea what it is? A link would do.
It's a mechanism (set of API calls in Android) for keeping certain system resources (like the screen or CPU) awake / on for a specific application.
Good info in here:
Good answers! #2 was way too technical for me, (I haven't even rooted yet) but each explained how gmail can send me messages when I just shut my phone off as opposed to shutting down. Things make sense now. Thanks guys!
From my understanding some of them make things such as push notifications and weather alerts possible.
They are often blamed for poor battery performance. Google Play Services being the main culprit.
No problem on the HTC 10. Not for me anyway.
There was a time and place where that applied. Newer versions of Android gave more control to the user ie. Doze and Permissions